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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Anat Gazit Booton 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899


List of Publications

  • Bar M, Israeli A, Levy M, Ben-gera H, Jiménez-Gómez J, Kouril S, Tarkowski P, Ori N. (2016). CLAUSA is a MYB Transcription Factor that Promotes Leaf Differentiation by Attenuating Cytokinin Signaling. The Plant Cell. Jul;pii: tpc.00211.2016.
  • Shwartz I, Levy M, Ori N, Bar M. Hormones in tomato leaf development. (2016). Developmental Biology. Jun;pii:S0012-1606(16)30107-5.
  • Ben-Gera H, Dafna A, Alvarez JP, Bar M, Mauerer M, Ori N. Auxin-mediated lamina growth in tomato leaves is restricted by two parallel mechanisms. (2016). The Plant Journal. Jun;86(6):443-57.
  • Bar M, Ben-Herzel O, Kohay H, Shtein I, Ori N. (2015). CLAUSA restricts tomato leaf morphogenesis and GOBLET expression. The Plant Journal. Sep;83(5):888-902.
  • Bar M, Ori N. (2015). Compound leaf development in model plant species. Current Opinion Plant Biology. Feb;23:61-9.
  • Bar M, Ori N. (2014). Leaf development and morphogenesis. Development. Nov;141(22):4219-30.
  • Burko Y, Shleizer-Burko S, Yanai O, Shwartz I, Zelnik ID, Jacob-Hirsch J, Kela I, Eshed-Williams L, Ori N. (2013). A role for APETALA1/fruitfull transcription factors in tomato leaf development. The Plant Cell. Jun;25(6):2070-83.
  • Burko Y, Ori N. (2013). The tomato leaf as a model system for organogenesis. Methods in molecular biology. 959:1-19.
  • Ben-Gera H, Ori N. (2012). Auxin and LANCEOLATE affect leaf shape in tomato via different developmental processes. Plant signaling & behavior. Oct 1;7(10):1255-7.
  • Ben Gera, H. , Shwartz, I., Shao, M. R., Shani, E., Estelle, M. and Ori, N. (2012). ENTIRE and GOBLET promote leaflet development in tomato by modulating auxin response. Plant J., in press.
  • Yanai, O., Shani., E., Russ, D. and Ori, N. (2011). Gibberellin partly mediates LANCEOLATE activity in tomato. Plant J. 68, 571-582.
  • Burko, Y., Geva, Y., Refael-Cohen, A., Shleizer-Burko, S., Shani, E., Berger, Y., Halon, E., Chuck, G., Moshelion, M. and Ori, N. (2011). ZRIZI MATE-type transporter is an organelle transporter that enhances organ initiation. Plant and Cell Physiology, 52, 518-527.
  • Shleizer-Burko, S., Burko, Y., Ben-Herzel, O. and Ori, N. (2011). Dynamic growth program regulated by LANCEOLATE enables flexible leaf patterning. Development 138,695-704.
  • Shani, E., Ben-Gera, H., Shleizer-Burko, S., Burko, Y., Weiss, D. and Ori, N. (2010). Cytokinin regulates compound leaf development in tomato. Plant Cell 22, 3206-3217
  • Shani, E., Burko, Y., Ben-Yaakov, L., Berger, Y., Amsellem, Z., Goldshmidt, A., Sharon, E. and Ori, N. (2009). Stage specific regulation of Solanum lycopersicum leaf maturation by class 1 KNOTTED1-LIKE HOMEOBOX proteins. Plant Cell 21, 3078-3092.
  • Berger, Y., Harpaz – Saad, S., Brand, A., Melnik, H., Sirding, N., Alvarez, J.P., Zinder, M., Samach, A., Eshed, Y., and Ori, N. (2009). The NAC-domain transcription factor GOBLET specifies leaflet boundaries in compound tomato leaves. Development, 136, 823-832.
  • Brand, A., Sirding, N., Shleizer, S. and Ori, N. (2007) Meristem maintenance and compound leaf patterning utilize common genetic mechanisms in tomato. Planta, 226, 941-951.
  • Ori, N., Refael-Cohen, A., Etzioni, A., Brand, A., Yanai, O., Shleizer, S., Menda, N., Amsellem, Z., Efroni, I., Pekker, I., Alvarez, J.P., Blum, E., Zamir, D. and Eshed, Y. (2007). Regulation of LANCEOLATE by miR319 is required for compound-leaf development in tomato. Nature Genetics, 39, 787 – 791.
  • Shani, E., Yanai, O. and Ori N. (2006). The role of hormones in shoot apical meristem function. Curr. Opin. Plant Biology 9, 484-489.
  • Yanai, O., Shani, E., Doezal, K., Tarkowski, P., Sablowski, R., Sandberg, G., Samach, A., and Ori, N. (2005). Arabidopsis KNOXI proteins activate cytokinin biosynthesis. Current Biology 15, 1566-1571.
  • Ori, N., Eshed, Y., Chuck, G. Bowman, J. L. and Hake, S. (2000). Mechanisms that control knox gene expression in the Arabidopsis shoot. Development 127, 5523-5532.


See also: Naomi_Ori